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It Sucks...And That's a Good Thing

It Sucks...And That's a Good Thing

06-17-2013 05:41 AM by Matthew Parker | 4 comments »

I’ve had this DC for 9 months now and have emptied the barrel 4 times which should give you an idea how much I use the thing. Another key point about my usage is that I don’t have any ductwork. I connect the DC directly to the tool I am using at the time. I have it hooked up to a 110v 30A outlet which has not tripped during my use. Another reviewer said that this DC could suck the chrome off of a trailer hitch. While that is clearly hyperbole they made the point well. I ha...

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When It's Working... It's Great

When It's Working... It's Great

06-16-2013 05:43 AM by Matthew Parker | 17 comments »

I bought this saw in September 2012 and have used it extensively since then and feel that it’s time for a review, especially after the most recent incident. First of all when the saw is working correctly it is great. I get great looking resaws with both 1/2” and 3/4” blades. I have not used it for many curves such as you would do for a bandsaw box so I won’t evaluate it there. I setup the saw based on the instructions in this video why Grizzly does not outline ...

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Stress Free Glue-Ups

Stress Free Glue-Ups

12-25-2012 06:06 PM by Matthew Parker | 8 comments »

I have been gluing up sone complex assemblies recently and was looking for an easy way to get it done safely. The west system fit the bill perfectly. With the silica filler i am able to mix the epoxy to the exact consistency that i want. The fast hardner gives me just enough time. One peculiarity i found is that the larger the pot of epoxy the faster it will set up, this encourages you to use the right amount which is good. It cleans up easily with lacquer thinner. I have been giving my...

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